Being A Businesswoman In Iraq Running a small business is a risky proposition anytime. But try it in this economic climate, and try it in Iraq, and let's throw in trying it as an Iraqi woman. Since 2005, more than 1,800 Iraqi women-owned businesses have been registered to offer goods and services to the U.S. government.
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Being A Businesswoman In Iraq

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Being A Businesswoman In Iraq

Being A Businesswoman In Iraq

Being A Businesswoman In Iraq

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Running a small business is a risky proposition anytime. But try it in this economic climate, and try it in Iraq, and let's throw in trying it as an Iraqi woman. Since 2005, more than 1,800 Iraqi women-owned businesses have been registered to offer goods and services to the U.S. government.

Guest host Linda Wertheimer speaks with two women entrepreneurs in Iraq — Warka Hamoud and Mary Terese Marrow — about the difficulties of being a businesswomen in that country.